COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
Vacation Travel Guide

Red Butte Garden and Arboreteum which includes a park

Stroll along paths or rest on green lawns between colorful flowerbeds in this botanical retreat in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum is on the University of Utah campus in the hills above Salt Lake City. The 100 acre (40 hectares) landscaped botanical park offers a retreat from the city. Come for a morning or afternoon to sit amongst nature and relax, be inspired about your home landscape in every season or enjoy an evening concert in the Garden Amphitheatre.

Hike in the 75 acre Natural Area, which has native plants. Enjoy a picnic on lawns and take in the views across the valley on clear days. Sundance Institute Films screenings s and world-class concerts are held summer evenings in the amphitheater.

In spring, hundreds of thousands of flower bulbs burst into bloom including sunny daffodils, flowering crab apple trees and fragrant lilac bushes. The shady arbors are lined with flowering trees and climbing wisteria. Walk the paths, or sit with a book next to Red Butte Creek in the Secret Garden.

The Rose Garden is at its best in summer, when hundreds of different varieties are in full bloom. The Four Seasons Courtyard is a magnet for visitors in the warmer months. Pull up a chair and sit under a sun umbrella with family or friends. In the evenings catch a sunset view.

Fall brings out rich, natural colors. When it snows, the arboretum stays open for those wanting to walk through a picturesque white landscape. Wreath-making workshops draw in the crowds in December.

Red Butte Garden is open every day except Thanksgiving, New Year’s and the last week of the year. Reserve a place on a tour at the Visitor Center for a small fee. Public events run throughout the year, so plan ahead to catch a show or join a workshop. Enjoy half-price admission during the winter months.

Top things to do in Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

Top Hotels Close to Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

Marriott University Park
Marriott University Park
3.5 out of 5
480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $88 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Red Butte Garden and Arboretum and Natural History Museum of Utah. University of ...
4.3/5Excellent! (977 reviews)
"Would have liked a coffeemaker in the room and maybe just a muffin/super light breakfast to be included in the rate. View of U of Utah and mountains was great. :)"

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Marriott University Park
Little America Hotel
Little America Hotel
4 out of 5
500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Gate College and Eccles Theater. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,864 reviews)
"The room was very 50s but nice. Breakfast was great. $15 for parking was uncalled for."

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Little America Hotel
Salt Lake City Home w/ Deck, Koi Pond, Fire Pit!
Salt Lake City Home w/ Deck, Koi Pond, Fire Pit!
Salt Lake City, UT
Get Rates
Located in the center of Salt Lake City, this family-friendly vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of This is the Place Heritage Park and Hogle Zoo. University ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Great location, property needs some attention.
"Loved the location to all ski resorts, plenty of beds, kitchen supplies, comfortable for 6 adults. Considerations: - Fix ceiling fans and lights, not one in any bedroom worked. - Fix night stand lamps in master bedroom. - Fix propane gas grill. We could not get to work. - Fix broken chair (leg) in ..."

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Salt Lake City Home w/ Deck, Koi Pond, Fire Pit!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Red Butte Garden and Arboretum Flight + Hotel Deals

Westgate Park City Resort & Spa
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Midvalley
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available trips from Ashburn to Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
View all trips

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

Salt Lake City Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

Salt Lake City Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

Salt Lake City Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary
Best College Towns to Spend Winter Break In

Best College Towns to Spend Winter Break In

Best College Towns to Spend Winter Break In
How to Spend a Weekend in Salt Lake City

How to Spend a Weekend in Salt Lake City

How to Spend a Weekend in Salt Lake City

Popular places to visit in Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

Choose one or more items to build your trip:

Best Lodging Options Near Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

Marriott University Park
Marriott University Park
3.5 out of 5
480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $88 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Marriott University Park
Little America Hotel
Little America Hotel
4 out of 5
500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $99 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Little America Hotel
Salt Lake City Home w/ Deck, Koi Pond, Fire Pit!
Salt Lake City Home w/ Deck, Koi Pond, Fire Pit!
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City Home w/ Deck, Koi Pond, Fire Pit!
Hampton Inn & Suites Salt Lake City/University-Foothill Dr
Hampton Inn & Suites Salt Lake City/University-Foothill Dr
2.5 out of 5
1345 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $98 per night from May 2 to May 3
Hampton Inn & Suites Salt Lake City/University-Foothill Dr
Charming Apartment Close to University of Utah!
Charming Apartment Close to University of Utah!
Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $80 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Charming Apartment Close to University of Utah!
5 Bd 4 Bth Downtown SLC
5 Bd 4 Bth Downtown SLC
Salt Lake City, UT
5 Bd 4 Bth Downtown SLC
Pleasant 3 Bdrm 2 Bth in Heart of Slc!
Pleasant 3 Bdrm 2 Bth in Heart of Slc!
Salt Lake City, UT
Pleasant 3 Bdrm 2 Bth in Heart of Slc!
2 Bdrm 2 Bath in Heart of Slc!
2 Bdrm 2 Bath in Heart of Slc!
Salt Lake City, UT
2 Bdrm 2 Bath in Heart of Slc!
6-bedroom Masterpiece in the Historic District
6-bedroom Masterpiece in the Historic District
Salt Lake City, UT
6-bedroom Masterpiece in the Historic District
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.